Chanukah in the Army

November 30, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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Australian Jewish army chaplain Rabbi Ralph Genende has hosted a Chanukah lighting ceremony in Sydney’s historic Victoria Barracks.

Brigadier Bridie addresses the celebration

Wesley Browne and Charles Aronson

Before lighting the candles Rabbi Genende explained the history of Chanukah.

He called on members of the military and the members of the Jewish community to light the candles.

Rabbi Genende finished the meeting by emphasising the importance of eating oily food and letting all those present know that the doughnuts on show qualified.

it was the first official function for newly-elected president of NAJEX Charles Aronson.


CEO of the NSWJBD Vic Alhadeff lights a candle.
All photos: Henry Benjamin

Rabbi Ralph Genende watches Brigadier Bridie light the Menorah

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